Automotive Collision Repair


Do you have a passion for cars? Do you have a ’67 Chevelle restoration just begging for some love? Do you want to start a lucrative career restoring vehicles? Our Automotive Collision Repair Program is exactly what you’re looking for! This program will prepare you to be an entry-level collision repair technician. Our curriculum follows the ICAR, ASE and NATEF (National Automotive Technical Education Foundation) guidelines.

The EGTC Auto Collision program provides instruction for three areas; Non-Structural Repair, Paint and Refinishing, and Structural Repair. Upon completion of each of the three programs you will be prepared to take the ASE tests for that subject area. ASE certified instructors teach with the aid of the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (ICAR) advanced technician curriculum. Individual courses may be taken if the prerequisites have been met. You will have the opportunity to work in the field while you attend class.

Apply now to Emily Griffith Technical College and start your journey to a new career today!

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Gainful Employment Information


2016-2017 Program Dates

Full-Time (M-Th, 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.)

  • 8/29/2016 – 6/6/2017
  • 10/3/2016 – 7/13/2017
  • 1/9/2017 – Fall 2017
  • 4/3/2017 – Fall 2017

Part-Time (M-Th, either 7:30-11:30 a.m. or 12-4 p.m. or 5-9 p.m.)

  • 8/29/2016 – Fall 2017
  • 10/3/2016 – Fall 2017
  • 1/9/2017 – Spring 2018


Program Cost

  • Qualified Federal Financial Aid Program
  • Total Contact Hours: 1,057.50
  • Total Credit Hours: 54.00
  • Cost per Credit: $99
  • Additional Fees: $1,349
  • Estimated Program Cost: $6,695 (books may add to your final cost)



Code Course Credits
ACT 110 Safety in Collision Repair 2.00
ACT 141 Refinishing Safety 1.00
ACT 111 Metal Welding and Cutting I 3.00
ACT 211 Metal Welding and Cutting II 2.00
ACT 212 Advanced Metal Welding 1.00
ACT 121 Non-Structural Repair Preparation 3.00
ACT 122 Panel Repair and Replacements 3.00
ACT 123 Metal Finishing & Body Filing 3.00
ACT 151 Plastics & Adhesives I 1.00
ACT 251 Plastics & Adhesives II 1.00
ACT 142 Surface Preparation I 2.00
ACT 143  Spray Equipment Operation 2.00
ACT 144 Refinishing I 2.00
ACT 241 Paint Defects 3.00
ACT 243 Refinishing II 2.00
ACT 160 Custom Painting 3.00
ACT 161 Automotive Graphics & Designs 3.00
ACT 131 Structural Damage Diagnosis 3.00
ACT 132 Structural Damage Repair 3.00
ACT 220 Structural Repair II 4.00
ACT 231 Advanced Structural Damage Diagnosis and Repair 3.00
ACT 205 Estimating and Shop Management 3.00
ACT 233 Advanced Auto Frame Sectioning 1.00

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Earning Potential

You can view some typical wage information at This profession currently offers ample opportunities for employment. EGTC also offers substantial support in job placement


To what types of jobs do these skills apply?

  • Auto collision estimator for repair facilities
  • Auto repair supply stores
  • Auto repair shops
  • Auto repair/restoration and custom shops
  • Car dealerships
  • Insurance estimator


What professions can I choose?

  • Auto insurance adjuster
  • Custom painting and graphics
  • Estimating
  • Non-structural repair technician
  • Structural repair technician
  • Paint and refinishing technician
  • Parts specialist
  • Service advisor


What types of companies might hire me?

  • Auto repair supply stores
  • Auto repair shops
  • Auto repair/restoration and custom shops
  • Car dealerships


Upcoming Related Events

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
EGTC Career Fair 2017!
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Fundraiser for Kneaded Dough
Time: 4:00pm
Friday, May 5, 2017
Legal Advice Office
Time: 11:15am

From our students...

The small class sizes are great as well as the evening times. I would absolutely recommend EGTC – it offers a great family, school and work balance.

Staci Halkowich

From our teachers...

I love when students return and tell me how much they appreciated the program and what they learned.

Kristi Martin